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Lawsuit Cites Campus Speech Rule at University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A conservative Christian group has filed suit against the challenging rules that require students to obtain a permit to speak on campus five days in advance. The suit claims the rule violates a state law which requires public college and universities to respect students’ rights to free speech. It was filed Friday by the campus chapter…

UA System Returning to In-Person Instruction this Fall

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Students across the three-campus University of Alabama System will return to in-person instruction for the fall semester with no limits on class size in Birmingham, Huntsville or Tuscaloosa to guard against COVID-19. The system said in a statement Monday that current models show it should be safe to resume traditional teaching after the summer break. Millions…

UA Researchers Working on Robots to be Used by Police

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Researchers at the University of Alabama are working on affordable robots that police could use to communicate with each other or with crime suspects or the public. A National Science Foundation grant is funding the work to build robots with audio and video equipment. The robots could go into places where it may be too dangerous…

Thousands Party in Streets after Alabama Win Despite Virus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Thousands of excited football fans ignored pandemic precautions and partied in streets around the University of Alabama after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State for the national championship. City officials had urged people to watch the game at home and celebrate privately to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. But students and others…

Former Alabama Head Football Coach Ray Perkins Dies at 79

Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks on the first day of spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., March 23, 1983. This is Perkins’ first year as the Crimson Tide’s head coach, replacing the late Paul “Bear” Bryant. With Perkins are Ernest Carroll (15) and Walter Lewis (10). (AP Photo) The University of Alabama has announced that former…

Iron Bowl Team Spirit Contest

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University of Alabama Cancels Spring Break, Extends Winter Break

The University of Alabama announced Wednesday morning that it will cancel Spring Break in 2021. University officials say it will continue in-person instruction and provide on-campus residence for the 2021 Spring Semester, but classes will start Wednesday, January 13, a week later than previously scheduled. Officials also say classes will be canceled on Monday, March 15 as a wellness/study day…

Another 481 COVID-19 Cases Found at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama reported Friday that an additional 481 students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to more than 1,000 infections since students returned to campus. The University of Alabama System released the new numbers on its dashboard that reports case numbers for all three campuses. The university system said no students are hospitalized. The quick rise…